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Blessed Alvaro del Portillo Newsletter No. 8 (2021)

Alvaro del Portillo, Saint Josemaria's first successor at the head of Opus Dei, was beatified on 27 September 2014. A newsletter focusing on the central role of friendship and fraternity in his life.

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Lent with Blessed Alvaro

Alvaro del Portillo died on 23 March 1994. Here is an extract from a letter he wrote on 2 February 1985, at the beginning of Lent.

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Blessed Alvaro del Portillo Newsletter No 7 (2020)

A newsletter of Blessed Alvaro del Portillo on promoting social initiatives.

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In the Footsteps of Blessed Alvaro

Blessed Alvaro liked to “visit” Mary by praying the rosary while walking or traveling to a specific Marian shrine or even simpler places with her image. During the years he lived in Rome, he discovered many lesser-known sanctuaries of popular devotion around the city.

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Webcam: Pray by Blessed Alvaro's Tomb

May 12th is the liturgical feast day of Blessed Alvaro del Portillo. On Tuesday, from 6 pm to 8 pm Rome time (GMT+2), a webcam will offer live streaming of Blessed Alvaro's tomb, in the crypt of the prelatic church of Our Lady of Peace.

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Prelate: "Let us ask God for a childlike heart"

Homily of Monsignor Fernando Ocáriz, in memory of Blessed Alvaro del Portillo, delivered at the Basilica of Saint Eugene on Saturday, May 11, 2019.

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Collect for Mass of Blessed Alvaro

May 12 is the feast of Blessed Alvaro del Portillo. Here is the English text of the Collect for the Mass.

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"Place yourselves before Christ and dialogue sincerely with Him"

With the World Youth Day taking place in Panama next week, we offer excerpts from a homily preached by Blessed Alvaro del Portillo to a group of young people in 1985.

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"We are on the threshold of Holy Week"

March 23 is the twenty fourth anniversary of Blessed Alvaro del Portillo's death. An excerpt from a letter he sent to the faithful of the Prelature on April 1, 1993.

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Highlights of Alvaro del Portillo's Beatification

September 27 is the third anniversary of Alvaro del Portillo's beatification. A 36 min. video with highlights from the events in Madrid and Rome. With English subtitles. The video can be downloaded in mp4 format.

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